Re: The Excellance of Dusty Baker
I won't apologize for not jumping on the bandwagon full of Dusty acolytes, though.
If anything, the religious imagery should be applied to the haters. That is, anti-Dustyism is an ideology that, despite plenty of evidence that he can guide a team to excellent results, preaches that as a result of his having espoused certain "old school beliefs" he can never be considered a good manager.
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